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The Balcony Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , International
Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 2255
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem!! Its a great place to have a all-day breakfasts and long lunch. Good food which is fresh and tasty. Good value for money, a must do if you are in the area.. The serving staff are awesome and you can tell its...More

Thank holidaytime2222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited several times and food and service is always good. They offer air-conditioned restaurant and outside balcony eating. Very busy on Sunday when markets are on as breakfasts are very popular but service may be slow. Not recommended for elderly or infirm as entry...More

Thank Ravip
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Had great meals here previously but this time not great. The creamed spinach (which I usually love) with the Eggs Bene was not very nice and partners steak sandwich was ok but lacking the 'yum' factor!!! Somehow just not up to their usual standard.

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Balcony has a large menu with an option to please everyone. The coffee is good and the service excellent. Recommended.

Thank A-Reel
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice quiet spot for breakfast. The coffee and food was delicious! The menu puts a twist on some breakfast classics. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Two small downfalls, the food took a while to come out and we had to...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

A very nice location overlooking Flinders Street. Coffee was nice. Overall meals are quite expensive but consistent with prices in Townsville.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a very busy day The staff exceeded expectations in fitting us in and making sure we felt special and looked after Food was great but we couldn't get over the positive and happy staff A great experience!

Thank MargDarv
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great breakfast on the Balcony. Well priced well presented and friendly staff. been here a couple of times now and will be back again.

Thank Q6390CXjasonf
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Breakfast upstairs on the balcony at The Balcony was quite nice and relaxing, breezy at times but not uncomfortably so. Tried the Vegetarian pancakes with a rocket/parmesan/macadamia nut salad, quite different option from regular eggs and Bacon, but I left that to my partner!! Fresh...More

Thank pdn
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Menu is extensive, but no basic options. I personally found the menu rather expensive in comparison to other breakfast menus. We waited a long time when there were few people at the restaurant & were served after people who ordered after us. I didn't really...More

Thank Fiona C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 2255
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OPEN 7 days, The Balcony Restaurant is located upstairs at number 287 Flinders Street Townsville City. The heritage building has been the home of the Balcony Restaurant for over 25 years. The timber staircase takes you on and upwards to the quirky space above that ensures a unique and memorable experience unmatched in Townsville. Nestled high above, the Balcony Restaurant permeates a relaxed and pleasant ambiance where you can escape the hustle and bustle of below. Escape to the bliss of the Balcony's charm where you can enjoy the delicious food, the great coffee, an icy cold beverage, good music and let our happy staff take care of you. Open 7 days Monday & Tuesday 9am till 2pm. Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am till 2pm
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